The Japanese Lilac are in Bloom

Japaneese Lilac I’m sitting here looking out the window wondering what to write and I notice the Japanese lilac are blooming.  They are so lovely to look at and the fragrance fills the air when I walk out the kitchen door.  I so wish there was some way to capture the moments of blooming in a time capsule and hang on to them for a little longer.

It is so much fun in the spring to start the watching of what is blooming next.  On the roadside today I noticed it is the little yellow chamomile flowers that are out.  In my garden the roses are beginning to bloom and the day lilies are about to start bursting out.

We found a box full of old seed today and I planted a bunch of them.  I have no idea if they will grow but I sprinkled things all over the yard.  There are asters, snapdragons, sweet peas, morning glories and some columbine I brought home from Colorado about 10 years ago.  I wish I’d found the box a month ago but maybe they will grow.

I love watching the garden.  It makes me a little sad that things come and go so quickly.

The garden is like life.  It changes daily.  Things come and go just like the people in our lives and each bloom adds new colour and fragrance to our lives.  When they are gone we can lament their passing or we can bask in the memory of the their beauty.

Have a wonderful weekend.


About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises (, I work as an "Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and as a spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 22 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. A firmly grounded faith and a passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director and I am soon adding to that a license to marry people. As I move toward retirement I am very aware that I have to keep working so I chose to do things which will meet my modest financial needs and also my love of supporting people in their life journey. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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